Composing type & image

Check out some examples of various approaches to utilize in combining type and image (in a poster space).

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Directions for sharing recipe design pdfs

By the start of class friday >>, please upload your TWO spread files as separate files.

Do the following:

  1. Delete all element from your master page (even the YOUR NAME HERE, and especially any rule lines or frames on the edge you might have added for trimming).
  2. If you are concerned about the accuracy of your second color/tints, change them to grayscale.
  3. Export each spread as a pdf to exact page size (US Letter or 8.5 x 11) as two separate documents.
  4. Name your files with the name as you want it to appear in the zine as in
    julie_spivey1.pdf and julie_spivey2.pdf
  5. Put each  in the corresponding dropbox folder (“normal” or “experimental”)

Bleeds? tbd.

>> It will take most of the class time to get this together, so if we can’t start putting it together at the bgeinning of class I don’t think we’ll have time to finish.

AAUP Book Show Visit

In this case, the AAUP is the Association of American University Presses, so the publishing arms of Universities (like UGA Press) that are some of the prestigious publishers in the US and many are known for their strong book design. AAUP has a competition each year, the 2017 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. The winning entries then travel around to on view at various pressed, including UGA Press this year. UGA Press has ….multiple designers and production artists on staff and often successfully mentor our interns (for credit, but unpaid). Find their internship info here.

We’ll go check out the show in Friday, Jan. 19 at UGA Press, now located in the main library. << DIRECTIONS. >>

Book design is a particular niche of design or even of publication design very much related to typographic skilss (and often publishers and art directors complain that they can’t find enough skilled junior designers to hire!)